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Dhanush is the Aamir of South: AR Rahman

Agencies  New Delhi, December 31, 2011
First Published: 15:41 IST(31/12/2011) | Last Updated: 13:08 IST(7/1/2012)

While for Javed Akhtar, Kolaveri Di was an insult to sensibilities, AR Rahman thinks the song is a clutter breaker.

"This song is a clutter breaker, and comes once in a while. Like Macarena, and Jai Ho happened. And this sort of song comes once in a while. People don't want to comprehend, go deeper, but just enjoy the song. It is something that doesn't challenge the intellect - and for me, it would be a lighter song like Aati Kya Khandala. Aamir took that song to a different level, and Dhanush is the Aamir of South," said Rahman in a TOI interview.

Veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar however differed with Rahman. He created a storm in the Twitter world by criticising Kolaveri. He had tweeted, "KOLAVARI-D". Every one is praising the robes but the emporer is naked. Tune ordinary, singing substandard. words an insult to sensibility."

In an interview to a daily Dhaunsh reponded to Akhtar's comment, "Javed Akhtar is a legend. He has been so for so many years. I accept his criticism and I'm also glad that the song has reached his ears. It's a South Indian song and I didn't know it would go on to become a huge hit. I want to say sorry to Javedji, for what he felt, that the song is an insult to sensibility. I accept all that he has said."

South star Dhanush
Rahman so far had not commented on Kolaveri Di. When Dhanush was asked by a daily what Rahman had to say about the song, he said, "I'm yet to hear from him."

Hope Dhanush is happy to hear from Rahman now!


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